35 Inspiring Katie Ledecky Quotes from the American Swimmer

Katie Ledecky is a competitive swimmer from the United States.


Top 10 Katie Ledecky Quotes


My faith has always been important to me. It defines who I am. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I think we have the approach that every race is a sprint. Some races are just longer sprints than others. ~ Katie Ledecky.


We set our goals for the week. And to finally hit one of them feels really good. ~ Katie Ledecky.


Going forward, I want to do something where I am always helping people. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I’m just maintaining the same mindset that I had going into the 2012 Olympics and Olympic trials, which is just, whatever happens, happens. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I try to make the good days great and take something positive from the days I’m not feeling good – work on technique or something like that. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I feel real good about where I’m at. I have a lot of confidence from where I’ve been. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I felt so relaxed. It just felt very easy, and that’s why it surprised me that I had broken my world record. ~ Katie Ledecky.


It’s always great to see young swimmers and their excitement and the joy that they have in the water. ~ Katie Ledecky.


There are a lot of young swimming fans that are on Instagram, so I try to respond or post things that they like. ~ Katie Ledecky.

Best Katie Ledecky Quotes

Choose one thing in your life where you are not working as hard as you could be. Start trying harder for 30 days and see what the results are. ~ Katie Ledecky.

More than anything, praying just helps me to concentrate and let go of things that don’t matter in that moment. It gives me peace knowing I’m in good hands. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I’ve counted on my faith to give me strength through both training and competition, but also in school, with my family and everyday life. ~ Katie Ledecky.

After the 2013 World Championships, I had three goals for the Olympics: to swim 3:56 or better in the 400-meter freestyle, break 8:05 in the 800, and win gold in the 200. I achieved all of those, and soon, it will be time to set some new goals. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I had a ton of fun. I had my goals in the water, but one of those goals was just to have fun, and I couldn’t have asked for a better time here with my teammates. It’s never easy to break a world record, and it takes a lot of hard work and every day getting in the pool and giving it my all. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I don’t really compare myself to others. For me, it’s about not being afraid to set scary goals – goals that most people never even dream of – and then going out and chasing them. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I still have goals I wanted to achieve, goals that I was hoping to achieve. Goal setting has been crucial to me and keeps me motivated every day to get out of bed and work out hard. ~ Katie Ledecky.

Motivational Katie Ledecky Quotes

When I was six, right before I started swimming, we went to a national competition here in Maryland and watched Michael Phelps swim, and I got to meet him afterwards, and I got his autograph. Fast forward nine years, and I’m at the Olympics with him, and it’s like: ‘Woah.’ ~ Katie Ledecky.

I think our devotion to Mary is very beautiful. She has a sacred role in Catholicism, and her strong faith and humility are things we can learn from. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I’m not afraid of failure, but failure is not an option. ~ Katie Ledecky.

What I’ve done over the past couple years has been pretty great, but even that doesn’t define my swimming. Working hard and doing everything I can to be successful should be my identity. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I’m always afraid I’ll get to the end and have too much left. I’m trying to manage myself so I don’t kill myself at the start. It’s about finding a balance. And it’s about having the confidence to know you’ve done the work so you can get in there. ~ Katie Ledecky.


It’s kind of a loping stroke. It’s not the prettiest stroke. But it’s what’s most efficient for me. And I think I kick a little more than most swimmers do. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I think the beauty of Catholicism is its consistency through both successes and difficulties. I’ve counted on my faith to give me strength through both training and competition – but also in school, with my family and everyday life. ~ Katie Ledecky.

Inspirational Katie Ledecky Quotes

I always just focus on what my own goals are, and not what anybody else’s goals for me are or their expectations. I just know that my family will always be supporting me and my friends and my coaches. And as long as I put in the hard work and know that I’m giving it my best effort, I will always be happy. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I take every opportunity I can get to make myself better and make those around me better. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I have been lucky to receive a great education while swimming and competing at a high level. I believe that comes with the spread of freedom and equality and democracy, and I want to see a world where women and athletes can pursue their goals without sacrificing their ability or desire to go to a good school. I am definitely just trying to take advantage of all of the resources available to me. ~ Katie Ledecky.

Education is really important, so I remind kids to read a lot, study hard, do your work. I think it’s also really important to appreciate your community. Kids can sometimes look to sports figures as heroes, but the people in our communities are the real heroes: doctors, judges, teachers. If kids can appreciate those people more than sports figures and hear that message coming from athletes, it can mean a lot. I take great responsibility to use it in the right ways, with the right people, and for the right people. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I credit my success to hard work and perseverance; but keeping an upbeat, carefree attitude also reminds me not to take life too seriously. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I’m lucky to have a family that loves me whether I swim really well or swim poorly, or don’t swim at all. They’re not going to change how they treat me because of what I’m doing in swimming. ~ Katie Ledecky.

Inspiring Katie Ledecky Quotes

Goal setting has definitely stuck with me. Those ‘want times’ were always very ambitious. That part has carried on. I try to set goals that seem kind of unreasonable at first. As I work toward them, the more reasonable they look. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I hope that young girls will have the dream and will have experiences. And it might not be in swimming. It might be in something else. But I found a passion, and I love it. It’s something I love and something I enjoy. It’s something I’m good at. And it’s what I have been able to give 100% to. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I just work hard and try my best every time I step up on those blocks. I’m very goal-oriented. I’ve always set high goals for myself. When I was little I never dreamed of going to the Olympics, but once I did I wanted to do my very best at that level. Four years ago, when I was visualizing my final, I never envisaged anything other than winning gold. Once I get to that level, I’m able to set the goals for myself and go out and achieve them. ~ Katie Ledecky.


I’m a firm believer that you don’t lose the hard work you put in and you can only build off of it. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams. ~ Katie Ledecky.

I always try to emphasize the point of setting your goals high and reaching towards them. I set goals from a very early age, and that’s what’s led to my success. That can be applied to things apart from swimming, as well. ~ Katie Ledecky.

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